Almighty God, who art ever present in the world without me, in my spirit within me, and in the unseen world above me, let me carry with me through this day’s life a real sense of Thy power and Thy glory.
O God, forbid that I should look today upon the work of Thy hands and give no thought to Thee the Maker. Let the heavens declare Thy glory to me and the hills Thy majesty. Let every fleeting loveliness I see, speak to me of a loveliness that does not fade. Let the beauty of earth be to me a sacrament of the beauty of holiness made manifest in Jesus Christ my Lord.
“A Diary of Private Prayer” by John Baillie